Happy New Year!!!
Let me quickly seize this opportunity to welcome you into another brand new year, full of hope and newly inspirations.
I so much trust God and believe that you will make it this year and nothing will limit your progress. No matter what your experiences could be last year 2017. This year is your year.
Can you personalise that to yourself.
Join me as we learn together.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
As you begin this New Year, focus on Paul’s “One thing.”
We’d interpret his comments in management terms as the rigorous commitment to a singular objective that has two parts: not dwelling on the past, but reaching ahead to achieve the vision of the future.
The past can bog us down in two distinctly different ways: Some of us feel ashamed by failures in our personal lives or in business, and our minds are haunted by those memories. Every decision we make is coloured by our grief and the fear that we will make the same mistake again. Others of us, though, live in past glories. We have enjoyed stunning success, but instead of using our gains as a foundation for future growth, we keep reliving those memories. Living in the past, whether failed or successful, takes our lives out of focus. Paul says,
“Forget the past and move on.”
In which direction should we move? We should reach forward to fulfil the vision God has for us. Paul encourages us to uncover and embrace a God sized cause, one that has a positive impact on people and expands His Kingdom.
We can have causes like that at work, in our neighbourhoods, and at home, as well as at church.
As you begin this New Year, focus on Paul’s “one thing.”
What are some past failures or successes you need to leave behind?
Is there a God-sized cause that has gripped your heart? Explain your answer.
“The day our memories become larger than our dreams is the day our soul begins to shrink.” IKE REIGHARD
“Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.” ZIG ZIGLAR
Wishing you a Prosperous New Year.